EIG COVID-19 Update | April 14, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. We hope the below updates help to make sense of the changes happening across the world.

The EU | As European Union states begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, the European Commission is urging the states to coordinate their plans to prevent new recurrences of the pandemic.

France | President Emmanuel Macron announced he would be extending the nationwide lockdown until May 11. France has been under lockdown since March 17, and the lockdown was scheduled to end today.
Case Update: 2,668 new cases, 1,073 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/14, 8:00 PM CEST

India | Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced he would be extending the nationwide lockdown until at least May 3.
Case Update: 1,211 new cases, 415 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/14, 8:00 PM CEST

Kyrgyzstan | The government extended the state of emergency until April 30.
Case Update: 11 new cases, -31 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/14, 8:00 PM CEST

Pakistan | Prime Minister Imran Khan announced he would be extending the nationwide shutdown for two more weeks. In the announcement, Khan said industries would open in phases.
Case Update: 341 new cases, 28 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/14, 8:00 PM CEST

Poland | The government will end the nationwide lockdown in phases beginning on April 19. The country will hold presidential elections by mail on May 10.
Case Update: 260 new cases, -58 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/14, 8:00 PM CEST

Singapore | Starting Tuesday, wearing masks in public is mandatory.
Case Update: 386 new cases, 153 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/14, 8:00 PM CEST

The UK | Foreign Minister Dominic Raab is expected to announce that the nationwide lockdown will continue until at least May 7.
Case Update: 4,342 new cases, -946 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/14, 8:00 PM CEST

The US | The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Monday that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there would be data processing delays for the H-1B FY 2021 cap season. The 90-day filing period began on April 1. Additional guidance is available here.
Case Update: 29,308 new cases, -2,325 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/14, 8:00 PM CEST


Erickson Immigration Group’s Immigration Nerds podcast is sharing stories at the cross-section of immigration, culture, travel, and, for now, the coronavirus. If you have stories to share, like this week’s guest Chijioke Ikonte, who shares his experience as a foreign-born med student, we want to hear from you.

We will continue to send updates daily or as more COVID-19-related news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or in past updates or want to hear more about a different topic, just reply to let us know. If you have specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.